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  • Past Meets Present

    Returning to my first appointment taught me the importance of community engagement. September 15, 2017 by Lt-Colonel Jim Champ
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    Among the lessons we learned in the early years of officership was the importance of volunteers and community engagement in the mission of the Army. Not only did it impact our lives, but it exponentially increased the capacity of the corps to make a difference.
  • Rookie Mistake

    Four pitfalls to avoid as a new officer. September 14, 2017 by Captain Scott Strissel
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought

    Four pitfalls to avoid as a new officer.

  • Rally Day

    Seven signs of a flourishing congregation. September 7, 2017 by Major Doug Binner
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    Thriving? Vibrant? Energized? How would you describe your corps as you ramp up for rally day and the new year ahead?
  • Wild Child

    What my sparkle-loving, adventurous daughter is teaching me. September 1, 2017 by Captain Kristen Jackson-Dockeray
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    I don’t know what my curly-haired, mud-princess will be. But I do know she’s learning that the dreams the Holy Spirit has placed within her can take flight.
  • Wanted: More Music

    Open community choirs or bands can be an effective means of evangelism. August 17, 2017 by General John Larsson (Rtd)
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    The Salvation Army needs more music. That simple truth was brought home to me some years ago through the inspired insight of a young Salvationist.
  • Missing Millennials

    Four reasons The Salvation Army is losing a generation. August 15, 2017 by Captain Scott Strissel
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought

    I’ve noticed an alarming trend in The Salvation Army, and the church in general. When young people in our corps reach a certain age—usually around 16 to 18—more and more are simply vanishing from our doors. They might reappear from time to time, but they never stay. Why are we losing this generation? A generation that will one day run our Army? 

  • The 30-Word Gospel

    "Reunion" encourages readers to ditch the religious rituals and rediscover the good news. August 11, 2017 by Captain Mark Braye
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    Opinion & Critical Thought
    Are Christians today still people of the good news? Or have we reduced the gospel message to include only those who look and think like us? These are questions the church needs to wrestle with, and in doing so, we can find a helpful guide in Bruxy Cavey’s new book, Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints and Sinners.
  • Giving Hope Today

    Behind the food banks, shelters and addiction centres. August 4, 2017 by Lt-Colonel Marsha-Jean Bowles
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    Jesus Christ alone empowers his followers to give hope and lead people to life-change.
  • Sing!

    Encouraging our congregations to worship God through song. July 18, 2017 by Simon Gough
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    I recently read an article that suggests churches in North America are heading toward a pre-Reformation era form of worship, in which professional musicians perform in an unfamiliar language and the people are listeners and spectators. While this may be an extreme example, we should be careful to guard against a move in this direction.
  • #ThingsWeNeedtoHear

    Twitter hashtag reveals deep cracks in the church when it comes to gender. July 6, 2017 by Lieutenant Kristen Jackson-Dockeray
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    In mid-April, Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist, started a Twitter conversation that quickly went viral, under the hashtag #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear.